“I completed my Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University and started my career with Pearson Allied Health Services. I have always been passionate about helping others within my capabilities and I am happy to be in a role to be able to provide support and promote positive changes for the clients I see.
What attracted me to speech pathology profession was the broad range of focus areas it supports, including voice quality, fluency, specific speech sounds, social skills, behaviour, swallowing and feeding, literacy, listening, alternative communication devices and language (just to name a few). Every individual has their own personality and preferences. I strive to ensure every assessment and therapy consultation is tailored for the clients by making it fun and engaging so that they are motivated and goals can be achieved at a faster rate.
There are a lot of reasons why PAHS stands out from other practices – it focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses and looks at clients holistically in all areas of their lives. Sessions can be adaptable to ensure that each adult and child is comfortable. This can mean receiving therapy whilst in the ball pit or with a sleeping goat on their lap, or even playing games and roleplay!
PAHS also aspires to provide services that are engaging and interesting while prioritising comfort and safety of the clients. One such recently explored avenue is animal assistive therapy. PAHS has a large collection of animals – chickens, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs and soon to be a miniature pig. I know myself, that I am far calmer when patting a rabbit or listening to a cat purr, or even feeding the guinea pigs.”